Tuesday's Heat Links: Tyler Johnson suffered anxiety after Nets offered $50M

Heat add Thunder free-agent guard Dion Waiters with $2.9 million exception: In the wake of Dwyane Wade's free-agency departure, the Miami Heat's void at shooting guard was substantial. With few potential answers. Then Wayne Ellington was added from the Brooklyn Nets, to at least offer 3-point shooting. And then came a decidedly dramatic turn Monday in NBA free agency, with the Heat landing Oklahoma City Thunder free-agent guard Dion Waiters at the piddling cost of a $2.9 million salary-cap exception. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tyler Johnson on $50M Heat deal, 'I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number': So what was Tyler Johnson's reaction when he heard he was going to receive a four-year, $50 million contract? "I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock. I even lost a little bit of weight, because just the anxiety of going through that whole process and not knowing where I was going to be," the Miami Heat guard said Monday during a team-sponsored water-safety event at Bucky Dent Water Park. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Heat lands shooting guard Dion Waiters with $2.9 room exception: Making up for the loss of Dwyane Wade in free agency isn’t something Tyler Johnson thinks the Miami Heat will be able to do in one season or with one guy. “I think it’s going to be a collective group of guys who have to kind of pick up the weight he was able to bring to the city,” Johnson said Monday at a Heat community swimming event in Hialeah. -- The Miami Herald

Report: Miami Heat to sign Dion Waiters with $2.9 million exception: Pat Riley didn’t expect to use the Heat’s $2.9 million room exception this summer. “There isn’t anybody out there right now that I want to give it to,” Riley said last week. “It’s something you can use somewhere in February or March.” But the Heat found a bargain they couldn’t pass up. Free agent shooting guard Dion Waiters (6-4, 225) has agreed to join Miami for the $2.9 million room exception, according to the Associated Press. -- The Palm Beach Post